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Join Onward State: Spring 2016 Applications

Do you want to see Penn State behind the scenes, reach millions of people with your work, and have a great time while you’re at it? Then keep reading. If you don’t know what an oxford comma is or don’t enjoy fun, you can stop here.

Right now, we’re looking for a little bit of everything from our potential staff additions. Of course, our primary interest is to add more of our bread and butter: creating content that helps generate conversation in the Penn State community, whether that be through reporting the news, adding thought-provoking commentary on Penn State issues, photographing events, or making multimedia content. Students from all majors and walks of Penn State life are encouraged to apply. Previous journalism experience or an interest in pursuing journalism as a career is not necessary — the only prerequisite is an interest and passion for Penn State (although many Onward State alumni currently work for national media organizations, if that’s your thing).

Whether you want to be a writer, photographer, videographer, copy editor, or graphic designer (or some combination of those), we’re interested in bringing talented and ambitious students into the fold here of our 50-student staff at Onward State. With opportunities in all facets of our entirely student-led operation, Onward State has led Penn State student media since 2008 with its community-driven focus on news. We maintain the largest Twitter and Facebook followings in college media and are proud to be the Penn State news outlet that students turn to the most.

If you’re interested in being on staff, know that writers are expected to compose stories on a weekly basis, photographers and videographers will be expected to consistently contribute with creative and engaging content, and everyone on staff will need to generate story ideas each week. We also expect that you will be proud to work for one of the best, most read, and most fun student media organizations there is, of course. You will also need to attend our weekly editorial meetings on Sunday evenings.

Follow this link to access our application, which is due January 15. If you have any questions, send us an email. We hope to see your name on the masthead!

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